Searle saddles functionalism with the ‘blackbox’ character of behaviorism, but functionalism cares how things are done.
In the 1950s and the 1960s, as an offshoot of the sociological functionalism of Talcott Parsons, theories of modernization and neo-evolutionism dominated the social science study of development.
Does strong representationalism, then, inherit all the usual problems of functionalism about the phenomenal?
While her work features the austerity and functionalism of Modernism, it somehow seems softer, more human and witty.
The first, intentionally dry, title of my talk, is in parody of the sober, positivistic titles one got in the heyday of British structural functionalism .
The cafe occupies the hanging gallery above the exhibition space and echoes its monochrome theme with Fifties functionalism - lots of white Arne Jacobsen-style ‘Ameise’ chairs, white walls and a black floor.
Architects have rich thoughts on function and functionalism derived from their experiences, but I have not seen these codified.
Impelled by Futurism and the functionalism of Communist Russia, his Impressionist painting style gave way to pure abstractions drawn with compass and ruler.
Wallace and Wolf trace the development of structural functionalism to Comte, Herbert Spencer, and Durkheim.
Kojiro was convinced that premodern Japanese aesthetics might provide an avenue for addressing the potentially dehumanizing effect of the functionalism of contemporary architecture.